About Us

Women’s History Scotland was founded as the Scottish Women’s History Network in 1995. We have existed in our current form since 1998 and became Women’s History Scotland in 2004.


  • To encourage contact between all people interested in women’s and gender history in Scotland, whether in education, community groups, the media or private research and study
  • To provide a forum for discussion on issues relating to women’s and gender history
  • To discover and promote the use of new sources for women’s history in Scotland
  • To promote research into all areas of women’s history
  • To support women working in historical studies


  • An annual conference and/or events
  • Collaborative publications
  • Providing teaching resources
  • Email updates 
  • Essay prize
  • Research Bursary
  • Sue Innes Memorial Lecture
  • and much more…


We have a membership drawn from across Scotland, the UK and overseas which includes academics, independent scholars, teachers, students and anyone interested in women’s and gender history. If you would like to join WHS please click here.

Who runs WHS?

WHS is run by a Steering Committee, elected each year by the membership at the AGM. We meet on a regular basis. The Steering Committee co-ordinates all WHS activities, acting as a focal point for projects, conferences and publications.

More information about the Steering Committee